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This Is an Exciting Time to Attend SU!

Syracuse University is home to 14,500 undergraduate students from all 50 states and over 120 countries. More than 4,800 SU students hail from the New York metro area alone!

This is a particularly exciting time to be an SU student. Opportunities are bigger and better than ever, with new academic programs, high-tech facilities like Newhouse 3 and the Life Sciences Complex, and immersion programs here in New York City and in other locations across the country. Students can select from more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered at 11 schools and colleges, the student/teacher ratio is 16:1, and the average class size is just 25 students.

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Admissions in NYC

Syracuse University in NYC has an admissions office at Lubin House for your convenience. We also sponsor a wide range of activities for students and parents, including programs by individual colleges, financial aid workshops, auditions and portfolio reviews, information sessions, interviews, and parent workshops.

While none of these can take the place of a campus visit-which is really the best way to learn about Syracuse University-they do offer you firsthand information about SU. Since space is limited, please make your reservations at least one week in advance.

  • Personal interviews are available for high school students in the fall of their senior year. An interview is not required, but may strengthen your candidacy. For you, it is a chance to talk with a member of the Admissions Committee and share your goals, interests, and academic information. Interviews are conducted from mid­September through December and must be scheduled in advance by calling 212.826.0335.
  • We hold required portfolio reviews and auditions for students applying to the architecture, art and design, acting, musical theater, and design/technical theater programs. Typically, transfer students audition or have portfolios reviewed on the main campus in Syracuse. However, you should call the Office of Recruitment and Admissions in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at 315.443.2769 to see if it is possible to present your portfolio or audition at Lubin House. Please call ahead to make an appointment for portfolio review or audition.
  • Financial aid workshops provide financial aid information and assist families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile).

To learn more about any of these events and activities, contact one of our admissions staff or call Lubin House at 212.826.0335.

Frequently Asked Questions

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There are many ways for prospective students to gather information on the University and its many schools and colleges. The Office of Admissions offers a variety of suggestions.

The Admissions Office encourages prospective students and their parents to visit Syracuse University and experience a taste of campus life. Learn more about ways to visit and tour campus.

The staff of Syracuse University’s Office of Admissions is available to prospective students on campus, in New York City, and in the student’s local area. For further details, check out how to meet us.

The Admissions Committee welcomes a family tradition at the University and gives every possible consideration to the children of alumni. However, it is important that applicants meet all the admissions requirements as outlined in the application for admission. In addition, the Admissions Committee recommends that all prospective applicants have a personal interview on campus, at the Lubin House in NYC, or in other locations in metropolitan NYC.

The Alumni Representative Program is a volunteer organization for recent graduates who are looking to share their experiences and enthusiasm for their alma mater. Representatives work with the Office of Admissions to recruit prospective students at college fairs and other activities.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Asma Malik, associate director of admissions for the New York metro area, at 212.826.0335 or e-mail amalik02@syr.edu.

Students and new graduates can gain great insight into potential career paths by talking with experienced alumni. To offer your perspective and wisdom to New York-based career and professional networking programs, contact Jenna Turman. You should also join ’CuseConnect, a LinkedIn group designed to help students connect with alumni for professional guidance and advice.